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Rugby star given housing estate honour

Rugby legend Neil Fox MBE said he is thrilled, after an entire housing estate was named after him. The Taylor Wimpey housing estate, built in the area where Mr Fox grew up and worked, has been named Foxfield Park.

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Hepworth is a hit

Wakefield’s new art gallery The Hepworth is being hailed a huge success after its first summer. The gallery is now predicted to easily exceed initial targets for 150,000 visitors in its first year.

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Mums and shoppers help the heroes

Asda shoppers were happy to jingle their change into charity tins instead of their pockets during a fundraising campaign for servicemen and women. Supermarket customers at the Asda store in Durkar, Wakefield, donated £2,150.25 to collection tins for the Help the Heroes campaign during two days in September. A further £571.20 was raised by selling merchandise, including car stickers and Christmas cards.

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Stars on the pavement

Nominations are needed for the next round of Hollywood-style stars in Wakefield’s pavements. Wakefield Council is honouring famous names from the city with star plaques in the paths.

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Local hero

Teenager Sam Brear is nothing short of a hero after rescuing his best friend from drowning – despite him being three times his size. Sam, 15, saved his best friend Adam Greening’s life after he tried swimming in the freezing-cold Aire and Calder Navigation canal, near his home in Wakefield.

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